Review of Stovax Riva 55 stove

Very good buy

Martin Scott 8 months ago

We had this stove installed about 10 years ago, although it was badly installed originally, it has since been taken out and re-installed.

The stove works well ,and if used with dry wood will very rarely blacken the glass, We have found that if the door is opened too quickly after lighting the backdraught causes smoke to come into the room. We have had to replace the rear fire bricks twice since new which to my mind is quite reasonable.

Overall we are quite happy and would buy again.

Overall rating:

4.5 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 3.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 3.2)
Ease of use 5 flames (avg 4)
Ease of lighting 4 flames (avg 3.9)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4)
How well does the airwash work 4 flames (avg 3.6)
Controllability 4 flames (avg 3.8)
Handle operation 3 flames (avg 3.5)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 3.3)